Julia Pozsgai creates acrylic paintings, ceramics, fiber arts, and precious metal clay jewelry. She has autism and expresses herself in shapes and colors. Through art she is able to connect to the world. Art is a core part of who she is.
Over the last 5 years, Julia exhibited in art shows at Art Without Labels Gallery in Petaluma, Cal Tash Conference, the Live Oak Park Craft Show in Berkeley, the Art and Garden Show in Petaluma (twice), Supported Living Conference Art Show in Sacramento, the KPFA Craft Fair, and Studio 35 in Sonoma. She has held “Open Studio” sales, participated in Art in the Park at Armstrong Woods, and the Optics & Nature Festival and Vintage Festival in Sonoma gaining recognition.
For one year she planned an exhibit called “Imagine A World” with a theme of candlelight and campfire light inspiring peace and calm in a person. Ms. Pozgai was funded by the Arts and Accessibility grants program in 2016 to purchase paint, candle making supplies, and assist with staff to complete this new body of work. It resulted in her one woman show at the Bump Wine Cellars August of 2016 in Sonoma , CA which was a huge success.
Julia sells locally in Sonoma County at Alchemia Gallery, the SF Arts and Crafts store, and Made Local, with several new venues in the works. Currently she is showing submitted artwork for the Trashion Fashion event at the Sonoma Community Center in Sonoma. In June she will have a one woman show at Alchemia Gallery in Petaluma, CA with a nature theme which is a theme continuous in much of her recent works.
Julia was one of the top 12 finalists recognized by Creative Sonoma, in the autumn of 2016, a Sonoma County arts support organization with their project called “Discovered” for artists to watch for in the coming years. In the winter of 2016, Julia was juried into ArtLifting.com, an online gallery and organization supporting artists with disabilities to showcase her work on a national level.
Julia’s new explorations include trying blending some of her many mediums she works in. Julia’s enthusiasm and energy to create is so inspiring! It makes one want to get on board and create too. As Julia would say “How about now?”